Instructor: Jamey Pope
$1800 deposit due at registration. Remaining balance is due 30 days before start of class. Half of the deposit is refunded if notification is given at least 30 days prior to the start of the course. No refunds are made for later cancellations.
Discounts and other registration policies do not apply for this workshop
This intensive workshop is for anyone wishing to have in depth and comprehensive instructions in furniture making, including those who wish to enhance their skills to be better prepared to apply for North Bennet Street School’s full-time programs. This course is designed to guide the student from basic hand and machine skills to advanced techniques in furniture making. The course begins with the skills taught in the Fundamentals of Fine Woodworking and Fundamentals of Machine Woodworking courses.
Students complete several basic and advanced joinery samples prior to building a more complex final project. This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to build most tables and case pieces. Students are also taken to a lumber yard and guided through the process of choosing and purchasing the appropriate stock for the project.
The following are all covered in this course: basic drafting, reading and following furniture plans, project organization, developing procedures and stock lists, working safely, efficiently and accurately, spindle and mallet turning, veneering, case and table construction, and finishing. The hand-cut and machine-cut joinery includes: half blind and through dovetails, mortise and tenon, multiple stub tenons, twin tenons, housed tapered dovetails, dovetailed drawer dividers, dovetailed vertical partitions, shaping and cutting molding and curved and flat drawer construction.
Students are responsible for supplying their own tools. A tool list will be sent at least 2 weeks prior to class start.